Okay, I know I promised you the winners today, but Allie needs just a few more days to decide for sure on the Top Three, the ones in which a full manuscript will be requested and reviewed. Suspense is building!!
Today, I give you the TOP TEN submissions, listed in alphabetical order:
BREATHE by Lori Johnson
CODE NAME O.W.L.S by Micki Street
DARK FOREST by Jennie Bailey
GLOW by MarcyKate Connelly
HATSHEPSUT: FEMALE PHAROAH by Stephanie Thornton
I'M HERE TO SAVE YOUR DAY: THE ADVENTURES OF BO WOLF by Jared Larsen
THE KENNEDY RENAISSANCE by Jennifer Soehnlin
THE SHOLES KEY by Clarissa Draper
WARRIOR- MONKS by Matthew M. Rush
WE WHO ARE GODS by Jaimie Teekell
Allie, WiDo Publishing's acquisition editor, chose these ten out of nearly 100 entries because they had elements in their opening chapters that made them stand out and be noticed-- like a strong pleasing voice, intriguing plot idea, engaging writing style, likable well-drawn main characters-- to name a few of the qualities that will make a manuscript appeal to her and want to see more.
Congratulations to these ten very talented authors for stand-out submissions! The three VERY BEST, the WINNERS, will be revealed next week, I promise!
"Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in." ~ Louise Brown
"Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it." ~Jesse Stuart
"A writer's job is to take one thing and make it stand for twenty." ~ Virginia Woolf